For the last decade, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with one of my oldest friends, Margaret Bashaar, on her small chapbook press – Hyacinth Girl Press.
+ Designed HGP website using custom HTML/CSS.
+ Maintain & update the HGP website.
+ Internal layout and design for all HGP chapbooks.
+ Cover layout for various chapbooks using chosen art.
+ Complete cover design (providing multiple choices) for nearly 20 chapbooks. You can see this design work below.
+ Editorial oversight and acquisitions for two prose chapbooks.
Interested in learning more about Hyacinth Girl Press and ordering a chapbook (or three)? Visit the website.
Both “No Man’s Wild Laura” and “Orchard City” are prose chapbooks that I acquired and had full editorial and creative control over. It was a joy to work with both Beth and Leah and to see their stories come to life on the pages and through the covers.
The following images are of many of the covers I designed for HGP chapbooks. In several cases, I presented both Margaret and the poet a couple options and then we narrowed down the design and tweaked it. Each cover is a wraparound, so the images below show both the front and the back.